This is the story of someone who – almost – wasn’t there; who vanished into thin air. Her names, dates, family and experiences very nearly disappeared from the record for good …’ Claire Tomalin’s multi-award-winning story of the life of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens is a remarkable work of biography and historical revisionism. It not only returns the neglected actress to her rightful place in history, but provides a compelling and truthful portrait of the great Victorian novelist.
‘A biography of high scholarship and compelling detective work’ Melvyn Bragg, Independent.
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"Captivating. . . . An absorbing book about...a character who helps to illuminate the life of a great artist and the life of her times." --Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" "As social history, literary criticism, and, not least, an absorbing detective story, "The Invisible Woman" is a wonderful book." --"Newsday" "Groundbreaking." --"The Guardian" (UK) "This is feminist biography at its best." --Leon Edel "Part social history, part detective story, wholly enthralling." --John Carey, "The Sunday Times" (London)About the Author:
Claire Tomalin was born in London in 1933. She has worked in publishing and journalism all her life, becoming literary editor first of the New Statesman and then of the Sunday Times, which she left in 1986. She is the author of, among other books: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman and the extraordinarily successful biography of Samuel Pepys. Other books written for Penguin are: Jane Austen: A Life and a collection of memoirs entitled Several Strangers.
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Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140121366
Book Description Penguin UK, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140121366